Written by: Mary Lu Jones
In today’s fashion world shoes have to be more versatile than ever. Unless you stay home all the time, it’s likely that you have to wear shoes of some sort every day. The designers of the fashion world have responded with shoes for every occasion; even for those that don’t like to wear shoes.
In the world of business shoes that won’t blister your feet are very important. Many women that walk any distance bring tennis shoes for the walk and change into dress shoes once they arrive at their place of employment. When they do make that change, it’s not often that you’ll see them change into any type of high heel. It’s certainly not like it used to be when all women would be in the high heeled shoes. Today’s business world will see women wearing lower and fatter heels in order to protect their feet.
If attending an event such as a wedding or other banquet type party, the high heeled shoes make a grand return. Most women will wear them to complement their dresses. They will either match or contrast with the dress that they have chosen to wear.
Tennis shoes are a favorite when doing things like gardening, shopping, cleaning the house. These shoes provide comfort and protection to the feet. If a woman is working in the yard or playing a game the tennis shoes will protect her feet while keeping them comfortable. If she is spending the day shopping tennis shoes will make her day easier on her at the end when she’s walked for many hours.
Sandals are the shoes of summer. Nicely pedicured feet are just waiting to show off in those shoes that are nothing much more than padding and straps. Toes are painted a variety of colors which adorn the clothing and style choices.
In complete contrast boots of all sizes make a statement during the cold winter months. Boots that are tall can be worn with mid-length skirts to show off the style of the boot. Recently those that prefer cowboy boots are beginning to wear their jeans inside the boots. Again, this shows off the style of the boot.
Short boots can also make a statement. A shorter boot can be worn with a longer skirt. This combination can make a stylish statement just as much as the opposite. Shorter boots can be worn with slacks in the business place. Those that work in the city and choose to switch between tennis shoes and boots will have an easier time switching with short boots rather than long boots.
Shoes are the defining piece that creates a style. They make a statement and add function to fashion. They can make your feet feel like their floating in the clouds or they can put a punch line on a flashy number. Style is defined by every piece of the outfit including the shoes.